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    What is Glutathione? It is the body's essential health aid.
    This small protein comprised of 3 amino acids, produced
    naturally in the body, maintains the three critical
    functions of (A)ntioxidation, (I)mmune system booster and
    (D)etoxification. (A.I.D.)

    Glutathione precursors in the body make cancer cells more
    susceptible to chemotherapy and radiation, but make healthy
    cells more resistant.

    Every person's life depends on Glutathione. Without it, your
    cells would disintegrate from unrestrained oxidation, your
    body would have little resistance to bacteria, viruses and
    cancer, and your liver would eventually shrivel up from the
    accumulation of toxins. Your liver has the highest amount of
    Glutathione in your body. Glutathione is a detoxifier
    therefore it is only natural that it supports the liver's
    function. Glutathione is not a common household word. Even
    Doctors usually only have a vague idea about it. In the last
    5 years there have been over 30,000 medical articles about
    it. This scientific understanding will eventually become
    common knowledge. When you search the Internet National
    Library of Medicine, PubMed you will find over 53,000
    references to Glutathione.

    http://www4.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi

    Example: Targeted Search -> Glutathione [ALL] cancer
    ...find over 7,000 medical journals associating Glutathione
    and cancer.

    The Journal of Applied Physiology has about 145 articles
    featuring Glutathione.

    A very good booklet about it is available. The booklet is
    called: Glutathione Its role in cancer & anticancer therapy.
    Written by Doctor Jimmy Gutman MD, FACEP. Doctor Gutman
    tours North America lecturing about this topic educating
    other Doctors and medical communities. His position as Chief
    Resident at Montreal General Hospital Emergency Department
    is well documented.

    Each and every cell in your body is responsible for it's own
    supply of Glutathione, and must have the necessary raw
    materials to make it. Glutathione is always in demand and is
    rapidly consumed when we experience illness, fatigue, and
    even exercise. Some well know causes of Glutathione
    depletion are poor diet, caffeine, pollution, drugs,
    radiation, stress, injury, trauma, burns and infection.
    Glutathione levels also diminish as we age and many diseases
    normally associated with aging have been linked to
    Glutathione deficiency.

    Researchers know the value of antioxidants in good health,
    as well as the treatment of diseases involving oxidative
    attack by free radicals. A new branch of medicine is Free
    Radical Biology. Because all other antioxidants depend on
    the presence of Glutathione to function properly, scientists
    call it "The Master Antioxidant." This master antioxidant is
    responsible for the normal functional limits of vitamin's C
    & E, peroxide, and lipoic acid. Elevated Glutathione levels
    enable the body to produce more white blood cells, the front
    line defense of your immune system. Glutathione fights off
    invading disease-causing afflictions. The effects of cancer
    radiation and chemotherapy treatments are diminished by
    raising your internal Glutathione levels. Glutathione plays
    a central role in the functions of these immune cells. The
    limiting factor in the proper activity of our lymphocytes
    (white blood cells) is the availability of Glutathione.
    Glutathione is 'food' for your immune system.

    Glutathione is also for detoxification. Doctors and
    toxicologists use Glutathione promoting drugs like NAC (N-
    acetylcysteine), OTC (ornithine decarboxdecarboxylase
    procysteine), OTZ (oxothiazolidine carboxylate) and
    Procysteine to detoxify certain types of drug overdoses
    including Tylenol. These drugs have serious side effects and
    often contribute to Glutathione imbalance and depletion. Low
    Glutathione levels in your liver causes more toxins to
    circulate through your body resulting in damage to
    individual cells and organs. Your liver has the highest
    level of Glutathione in your body, and as we know the liver
    is the detoxifier.

    Some Natural ways to raise Glutathione levels have been
    attempted.

    Glutathione itself taken orally in pill or powder form is
    not particularly helpful to the body. A small amount may
    make it into the bloodstream but most gets lost in the
    digestive process and cannot raise intracellular Glutathione
    levels. It may even lead to a possible decrease in blood
    Glutathione. Oral, Inhaled, Injected Glutathione and
    Cysteine are both unstable and toxic. Cysteine (L Cysteine)
    is toxic. Methionine contributes to hardening of the
    arteries. Melatonin is under investigation as suspicious to
    good health. Glutamine causes gastrointestinal upset, kidney
    and liver concerns. Lipoic Acid is still under
    investigation, Silymarin has liver concerns, gas, cramps,
    and diarrhea. The Solution. Your body has to produce
    (synthesize) Glutathione intracellularly.inside your cells.
    It has been discovered that only one whey protein has the
    key ingredients for natural Glutathione production. Most
    whey powders including ones in health food stores and
    nutritional supply stores vary in protein content. They have
    protein breakdown, fat content, lactose content, milk from
    cows subjected to antibiotics and steroids, pasteurization
    to denature them and loose bioactivity. Common whey powders
    are not bioactive, and do not act as Glutathione precursors.

    An Undenatured Bioactive Whey Protein containing high levels
    of non-denatured protein & Cysteine is the only natural way
    to boost or increase your body's internal Glutathione level.

    There is only one company in the world with such a product.
    Immunotec Research Canada Limited. Product identification:
    HMS-90 In Canada, Immunocal in the United States. Canada
    will not allow the US name because it suggests that the
    product has something to do with 'immune' benefits. The
    Canadian name (HMS-90) is a contraction of Humanized Milk
    Serum having 90% protein. The Canadian name might be more
    interesting because it shows they are actually replicating
    Mother's milk for anyone. Mother's milk has the same
    ingredients and it is nature's way to boost the immune
    system of a newborn.

    Immunotec's Glutathione precursor is a Bioactive whey based
    product having 90% protein and is steroid free, antibiotic
    free, lactose free, fat free. They have invested 22 years of
    research to complete the discovery of the product.

    There has been over 10 Million dollars invested in
    this research.

    The scientific discoveries were supported by Medical Doctors
    and Scientists and Grants from the Canadian Government and
    the Canada Research Council.

    Product development was done in laboratories at McGill
    University in conjunction with Montreal Hospital, Montreal
    Children's Hospital Research Institute, Jewish General
    Hospital, Institute Pasteur Paris, France, Centre National
    de la Recherche Scientifique Paris, France.

    There are 23 Completed Clinical Studies in Humans. Therefore
    they are beyond the discovery level.

    Immunotec Research has been granted 10 International "Method-Of-
    Use" patents including 5 for Cancer (chemotheric therapy)
    and 2 patents for H.I.V. Two patents for boosting the immune
    system. These are critical for cancer treatment, cancer
    prevention and immune system compromised human health
    concerns. The immune system patents also help H.I.V. and
    cancer patients with energy loss, hair loss, and immune
    system breakdown. The transition of H.I.V. to A.I.D.S. is
    when the body has reached a Glutathione deficiency.

    Immunocal is listed in the 2002 US Physician's Desk
    Reference. Immunocal is the only natural product listed
    in the 2002 US Pharmacy (Red) Book. Immunocal is the
    only natural product covered by 2 major drug plans
    (Medicare & Medicaid)

    There are over 495 Medical Journal Listings about this
    natural product at the National Library of Medicine "PubMed"
    Med Line Internet Site.
    http://www4.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi Search ->
    Immunocal -<

    A search at www.google.com will find a few of the Doctors
    involved in the medical science of this natural product.
    Dr. Gustavo Bounous, Dr. Allen Somersall, Dr. Jimmy
    Gutman, Dr. Jerome Waters, Dr. Roger Mazlen, Dr.
    Robert I. Bender.

    Gustavo Bounous MD, Immunotec's Director of Research and
    Development, has had a distinguished academic career and has
    co-authored numerous articles on proteins and the immune
    system in major professional journals worldwide. After
    completing his studies at the University of Turin in Italy,
    he was awarded the 1965 medal of the Royal College of
    Physicians and Surgeons. In 1968, he was named Career
    Investigator of the Medical Research Council of Canada; a
    post that he held for a period of 25 years. It was in 1978
    that he initiated his studies on the discovery and
    development of a dietary protein source from whey
    concentrate; work that eventually led to the creation of HMS
    90, Immunocal.

    In April, 1998 Mr. Chuck Roberts, President of Immunotec
    Research, testified before a select committee of Canadian
    Parliament about Government regulations concerning the
    marketing of natural food products, with perceived health
    benefits, like HMS-90. It is an example of the new category
    of nutriceuticals, as some in the industry call them. In
    Canada there are only 2 recognized broad categories for
    products normally ingested by mouth: foods and drugs. The
    law is very prohibitive regarding any claims for 'food'
    products and naturally demands much more justification,
    specification, and regulation in the distribution and use of
    'drugs.' The United States now recognizes the
    'Nutriceutical' category. Immunotec made their presentation
    with published data, scientific studies and with method of
    use patents in hand. Only the future will determine when the
    Canadian Government will allow the third category in Canada.
    The encouraging part is when the press arrive at the
    companies headquarters in Quebec seeking to expose
    unconfirmed medical claims. Once the diligent journalists
    see the published research reports from reputable medical
    journals, see the credentials of the investigators, see
    results of clinical trials and talk with Doctor Bounous and
    Mr. Roberts, they leave with a new appreciation for a
    serious company which understands that until the laws and
    regulations are changed in Canada, it cannot legally make
    medical claims about their natural 'food' product. Immunotec
    Research had a marketing decision to make. There were
    international drug companies negotiating for the
    distribution rights to a product that qualified for cancer
    and H.I.V. therapeutic treatment patents. During
    negotiations senior drug company executives advised
    Immunotec to find alternative methods of distribution. The
    marketing and consumer costs of a 'drug' category would have
    meant that the product cost for the average person would
    have been too high. Dieter Beer who is an Immunotec Research
    partner and marketing business expert was advised that
    direct distribution would be a much better avenue. This
    method of distribution has allowed the launch of HMS-90 4
    years ago through a system of individuals and small
    businesses who represent the companies best interests and
    the distribution of information about the company and it's
    products. This has proven to be a perfect solution to the
    'drug', 'food' dilemma as it now exists. The result is
    availability of a world class health maintenance product at
    a very low cost. The ethical side of the Immunotec decision
    is that the average person has access to a scientifically,
    medically proven, health maintenance product at an
    affordable cost. This is a saving to the existing Health
    Care system because of a few factors. There is no Doctor
    cost to prescribe the product. There is no cost to the
    O.H.I.P. healthcare resources and funds. And the fact that
    if people's Glutathione levels are elevated there will be
    less sickness, diseases and health care costs. This would
    also cost employers less sick day payouts. If people are
    healthier, with less disease they will enjoy a higher
    quality of life. Traditional drugs have harmful side effects
    that a person's body has to deal with. To utilize something
    that has no side effects and is completely complimentary to
    conventional treatments from medical Doctors is an
    intelligent choice for a Naturopathic Doctor to administer
    and prescribe to their patients. Historically hospitals were
    Naturopathic in the way they treated patients. In the past
    200 years a change has happened. Drug companies have had a
    major influence in the training of Doctors and the
    operations of Hospitals. This has been a financial boom to
    the drug company industries. History now shows us that
    antibiotics are not working as well any more. 'Super' bugs
    are now created due to immunity to antibiotics. Traditional
    drugs are taxing to a person's immune system. People are
    looking back to see if the 'old' days had any health
    maintenance aspects being ignored today. Health food stores
    are flourishing, alternative health solutions are being
    published daily in newspapers. People are more informed by
    what has happened in the past. They can learn what things
    have caused health distress, sickness, etc. in the past. We
    can discover information now on the Internet. Currently HMS-
    90 is available in 10 gram packages and production can keep
    up with the current sale demands. There are about 160,000
    people per month using this product. This represents a large
    group of people who are raising their Glutathione levels in
    the quest for good health. There are no opposing
    perspectives of the key stakeholders. Four out of the five
    company executives came out of retirement to launch
    Immunotec Research Limited. These stakeholders learned what
    this product will do for people's health in a natural way
    and they support it 100%. Skeptics will have to do their own
    research about Glutathione. Many medical and scientific
    discoveries in the past were not accepted until people were
    given the tools and proofs needed to be educated.
    Traditional Canadian hospitals and medical Doctors are
    closely associated with Pharmaceutical drug companies. I
    think that it would be very difficult for a natural product
    to be endorsed and prescribed in Canadian hospitals. This
    may change in the future. In the United States Medicare and
    Medicaid drug plans reimburse the product and there are many
    medical Doctors that prescribe it and many hospitals
    encourage the use of it. The 'Nutriceutical' category in the
    United States is the reason for this. One action option is
    to have HMS-90 prescribed in hospitals by Doctors. This will
    increase patient's chances of regaining health and
    experiencing less adverse effects of traditional drugs. HMS-
    90 is complimentary to current drug therapies. HMS-90 will
    change how medicine is practiced today. Using this product
    will decrease spending of hospital funds, Doctor resources
    and medication costs. Alternative and medical doctors can
    prescribe this product for their patients. It is just the
    education process they must go through before realizing the
    health potential and disease fighting process that happens
    with elevated levels of Glutathione. If HMS-90 is endorsed
    by the conventional medical fields patients may be confused
    by the simplicity of the product. Patients will need
    education and information about the product. People will
    have to start thinking about prevention and be proactive
    about their health instead of reacting to ongoing health and
    sickness concerns. Some restrictions are given for
    prescribing HMS-90. People who have a specific milk protein
    allergies, those who are in kidney failure, and anyone on
    immunosuppressive drugs or medications should not take this
    product without medical supervision. This product is
    available from a private Canadian company based in Quebec.
    The distribution system they have chosen means there will be
    no inflated product costs because of advertising,
    warehousing, retail store costs and related traditional
    marketing methods. The negative side of this is that
    hospital patients and the general public will not be exposed
    to it in traditional ways. Glutathione has an important role
    to play in the treatment and prevention of hundreds of
    diseases. Clinical tests show that raised Glutathione levels
    may address some of the major health issues of our time.
    Possible clinical applications of high body levels of
    Glutathione include: Aging, Cardiovascular, Digestive,
    Toxicology, Infectious disease & Immunology, Cancer,
    Pulmonary and Metabolic health concerns, burns and many
    injuries. Glutathione supplies the tools for the body to
    fight off these threats naturally. An interesting fact is
    that Alzheimer's & Parkinson's patients have very low
    Glutathione levels in their bodies. At autopsy they are
    found to be about 40% deficient in Glutathione according to
    information from Doctor Jimmy Gutman. PubMed has about
    95,000 completed studies published about Glutathione and
    Alzheimer's & Parkinson's. Naturopathic Doctors act to
    identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and
    to facilitate and increase this inherent self-healing
    process. Naturopathic Doctors share information and
    knowledge with their patients and encourage self-
    responsibility for health. And to use methods and medicines
    which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the
    least force necessary to diagnose and treat. HMS-90 matches
    the principals of the Naturopathic College and its mandate
    to help people heal themselves naturally.

    Listen to a video presented by Doctor Gutman about
    Glutathione
    http://www.immunotec.com/page.asp?intNodeID=10682

    Please feel free to review these notable Internet sites
    about Glutathione.
    http://www.thorne.com/altmedrev/fulltext/glut.html
    http://www.immunesystemsupport.com/wpcagmct/gmct.html http:-
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    tm
    http://www.carb.nist.gov/gilliland_group/molecules/gst.html
    http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/aminoacids/pages/glutathione.ht-
    ml http://www.aids.org/immunet/atn.nsf/page/ZQX26601.html

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  2. kathy37

    kathy37 Guest

    Boy, after reading this,I can only wonder how anybody lives
    long enough to blow out the 100 candles on their birthday
    cake without this product.

    BTW, is there any particular reason one would consult with
    the Chief Resident of a hospital emergency room on
    nutritional issues? Last time I did it, it was only about a
    fractured wrist.
     
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